Research Outputs


O’Sullivan, J., Pidd, M. The born-digital in future digital scholarly editing and publishing. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 10, 930 (2023).

Kurzmeier M, O’Sullivan M, Pidd M, Murphy O, Wessels B. (2022). Visualising the Catalogues of Digital Editions (forthcoming). Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts,

Kurzmeier M. (2022). Visualizing Digital Scholarly Editions.


50 Interviews with Experts in Digital Scholarly Editing and Publishing (forthcoming). The dataset consists of 50 one-hour semi-structured interviews with experts and leading practitioners in digital scholarly editing and publishing. The interviews were audio recorded and then transcribed. The questions focused on the trends, approaches, challenges, and future of scholarly digital editing and publishing in order to establish the landscape for our project’s area of study.    The transcriptions are currently being reviewed and approved by the interviewees for public release.


A Quantitative Analysis of Digital Scholarly Editions. A poster presented at the Jahrestagung des Verbands Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, DHd 2023 in Trier, Germany. The DHd is the largest Digital Humanities Conference in the German-speaking world and attracts an international audience of scholars.

A Quantitative Analysis of Digital Scholarly Editions. A presentation given at the Digital Humanities Congress, University of Sheffield, in September 2022 to an international audience of academics, digital publishers, archivists/librarians and students interested in digital humanities topics. A key venue for communicating our project to our target audiences.

Archiving and Publishing Your Work. A workshop on digital preservation for artists was undertaken by Michael Kurzmeier, in September 2022 as part of the Cork/San Fran Peer In Programme, a transatlantic professional development programme delivered in partnership with San Francisco Artist Studios and supported by Cork City Council Twinning Cities Grant.

C21 Editions Workshop #1. On Tuesday 19th July the project held its first workshop at the University of Glasgow’s Advanced Research Centre. The workshop involved six internationally recognised experts in scholarly digital editing, and the project team, coming together to discuss the features, qualities, limitations and opportunities of different approaches to scholarly digital editing and publishing. The focus was on a user-centred design approach, driven by the experts.

Jisc: Machine Learning, Data and the Humanities T&F Group. During 2022 Michael Pidd has been serving on Jisc’s Machine Learning, Data and the Humanities task and finish group. The group is composed of experts in AI, Machine Learning, and data science within the domain of digital humanities and the humanities more broadly. The group’s purpose is to help Jisc identify where and how it can offer appropriate support, training and services to arts and humanities researchers in the domain of Machine Learning. The group meets regularly to fulfil specific tasks. C21 Editions is concerned with machine-driven approaches to the activity of scholarly editing. Editing is a process undertaken by scholars who have little or no expertise in machine-driven approaches, so the project’s input into identifying possible skills development in this area is useful for Jisc.

Perspectives on the Future of Digital Editions & Publishing. A presentation given at Digital Humanities 2022 (DH2022) Tokyo to an international audience of academics, digital publishers, information professionals and students with an interest in digital humanities. This is the premier event for communicating our project to our target audience.